National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II


Credential: Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Highway Materials certification program is for highway engineering technicians involved in laboratory and field testing of highway materials such as aggregates, asphalts, concrete, soils, paints, and metals. This program addresses knowledge of techniques and equipment; recordkeeping and reporting procedures pertaining to materials and quality control; and supervisory techniques. Level II is for technicians who perform routine tasks under general daily supervision. Certification at Levels II, III, and IV does not require prior certification at the lower level, but it does require meeting the certification requirements of the lower levels. Candidates must have two years of experience relevant to highway materials. Candidates must obtain a Supervisor's verification of all work elements and take and pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-2794

Phone: (888) 476-4238

Email: tech@nicet.org

Candidate must have two years of experience relevant to highway materials

The Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must submit their supervisor's verification on the application or on the Work Element Verification Form verifying they have repeatedly and competently performed the tasks described in the Highway Materials Work Element description.

  • Standard Plans and Specs
  • Equipment and Instruments
  • Locate and Plot Sample Locations
  • Sample Identification
  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • Business Communications
  • Intermediate Physical Science
  • Sampling for Future Testing
  • Reagents
  • Sampling/Aggregates
  • Basic Individual Safety

  • Miscellaneous
    • Brick
    • Preformed Expansion Joint Filler
    • Concrete Joint Sealers
    • PH Test
    • Collect and Preserve Water
  • Metals
    • Liquid Penetrant Inspection of Welds
    • Magnetic Particle Inspection of Welds
    • Hardness of Metallic Materials
    • Mechanical Testing Of Steel Products
    • Weight of Coatings on Iron
    • Helical Corrugate Steel Pipe
    • Mechanical Bend Testing
    • Structural Plate for Pipe, Pipe Arches and Arches
    • Welded Wire Fabric
    • Welded Seams on Iron or Steel Culverts
    • Mechanical Testing Of Steel Reinforcing Bars
    • Mechanical Testing Of Cold Drawn Steel Wire
    • Mechanical Testing Of Guardrail Beams
    • Aluminum Alloy Structural Plate
  • Hydraulic Cement
    • Fineness by the Turbidimeter
    • Fineness by Air Permeability Apparatus
    • Compressive Strength
    • Tensile Strength
    • Normal Consistency and Time
    • Time of Setting by Gillmore Needles
    • Specific Gravity-Hydraulic Cement
    • Air Content
    • False Set
    • Mechanical Mixing
    • Autoclave Test
  • Aggregate
    • Particle Shape
    • Lightweight Pieces
    • Specific Gravity and Absorption
    • Resistance to Abrasion
    • Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand
    • Clay Lumps and Friable Particles
    • Resistance to Freezing and Thawing
    • Sulfate Test for Aggregate Soundness
    • Production of Plastic Fines
    • Surface Moisture/Aggregates
  • Soils
    • Nuclear Methods
    • Moisture-Density Relations
    • Liquid and Plastic Limits
    • Sampling and Recording
    • Particle-Size Analysis
    • Shrinkage Factor
    • Specific Gravity-Soils
    • Field Density/Sand Cone Method
    • Field Density/Rubber Balloon Method
    • Field Density/Drive Cylinder Method
    • Field Moisture Equivalent of Soils
    • Moisture-Density Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
    • Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures
    • Plastic Fines by Sand Equivalent Test
    • Resistance R-Value and Expansion Pressure/Compacted Soils
    • Organic Matter in Soils by Wet Combustion
    • Auger Borings
    • Penetration Test and Split-Barrel Sampling Of Soils
    • Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head)
    • Hydrated Lime
    • Strength of Soil-Lime Mixtures
    • Lime Content of Lime-Treated Mixtures
    • Density of Soil-In-Place by Block, Chunk, or Core Sampling
    • Field Percolation Test
    • Thin-Walled Tube Sampling
    • Cbr of Lab Compacted Soils
  • Concrete
    • Air Content by Pressure Method
    • Air Content by the Gravimetric Method
    • Air Content by the Volumetric Method
    • Compressive Strength of Broken Beam Portions
    • Compressive Strength of Cylinders
    • Laboratory Prepared Test Specimens
    • Ready Mixed Concrete
    • Length Change of Drilled or Sawed Specimens
    • Field Prepared Test Specimens
    • Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams
    • Third-Point Flexural Strength
    • Center-Point Flexural Strength
    • Time Set of Concrete
    • Unit Weight/Structural Lightweight Concrete
    • Specific Gravity, Absorption and Voids/Hardened Concrete
    • Splitting Tensile Strength/Concrete
    • Water Retention by Concrete Curing Materials
    • Air Content by Chace Indicator
    • Reinforcing Steel Bond
    • Bleeding of Concrete
    • Concrete Pipe
  • Asphalt
    • Asphalt Field Test
    • Asphalt Imperviousness Test
    • Flash Point Test
    • Compressive Strength/Bituminous Mixtures
    • Penetration of Bituminous Materials
    • Coating and Stripping Of Bitumen-Aggregate Mixtures
    • Percent Volatiles/Bituminous Mixtures
    • Softening Point Of Bitumen
    • Ductility Test/Bituminous Materials
    • Solubility Test/Bituminous Materials
    • Testing Emulsified Asphalt
    • Percent Ash from Petroleum Products
    • Specific Gravity of Asphalt-Type Materials
    • Specific Gravity/Bituminous Mixtures
    • Distillation of Bituminous and Petroleum Products
    • Thin Film Oven Test
    • Density by Nuclear Methods/Bituminous Mixtures
    • Effect of Water on Cohesion/Bituminous Mixtures
    • Test Creosote
    • Specific Gravity of Creosote Fractions and Residue
    • Degree of Compaction/Bituminous-Aggregate Mixtures
    • Float Test

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Transportation: Highway Materials - Level II credential has the following recertification information:

  • Candidate's three-year certification period begins on the date they are awarded their first certification. At this point, the candidate should begin keeping a record of their professional development activities (using the free CPD log provided by NICET), both for their own career development uses and for NICET recertification. 

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Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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